By Tim Rodgers
The SouthEastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame in association with Whiskey Goldmine is organizing a coat drive for the needy people of Chester this winter. Philadelphia Union fans would like to give back to the city of Chester for hosting the great venue of PPL Park. Especially in these troubled economic times, any help is very appreciated.
The SouthEastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame is setting up booths to collect your donated coats around entrances to the staduim. See below for more information on how you can help or visit their website at:
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
For three months this fall, from October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 SEPA will be collecting donated winter coats from throughout the Philadelphia region, and distributing them to needy families in Chester. Members of the SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame, WhiskeyGoldmine, along with volunteers from various soccer organizations, will be handling the collecting and distributing of the coats.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
It is very easy to become a part of this worthwhile endeavor. Just gather any winter coats (infant, child or adult) that you will no longer be using. Check out the web site www.sepasoccerhall.com starting October 1, 2010 for drop off locations. Then take those coats to the drop-off site closest to you and we will do the rest. You may also drop of coats at a Philadelphia Union game (dates listed below).
COATS FOR CHESTER DROP-OFF SITES
Soccer Post/N.E. Philadelphia
3354 Grant Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114
Vogt Recreation Center
Cottage & Unruh Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19135
Father Judge High School, Student Services Office
3301 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136
4015 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association
4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Parkwood Youth Organization
Dunksferry & Mechanicsville Rds., Philadelphia, PA 19154
Erzgebirge Soccer Club
130 Davisville Rd., Warminster, PA 18974
Rhawn St. & Castor Ave., Philadelphia, Pa 19152
DROP-OFF DAYS AT THE FOLLOWING PHILADELPHIA UNION GAMES
Saturday, October 2, 4:00 Kickoff
Thursday, October 7, 8:00 Kickoff
Saturday, October 16, 6:00 Kickoff
Lastly, please help spread the word to family and friends, so that our coat drive will be a success and make life a little bit better for some families in Chester.